Bitter gourd Kichadi (Fried Bitter gourd in a creamy curd sauce)

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Ingredients:

Bitter gourd – 1 medium sized (thinly sliced)

Pearl Onion – 3-4 small (thinly sliced)

Green chillies – 3-4 (finely chopped)

Whole red chillies – 2

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Mustard seeds – 3/4 teaspoon

Yogurt – 1 cup

Coconut oil- 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

How to:

Grind 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed and the grated coconut with a little water to for a smooth paste. Add the curd to the mixer and blend. Transfer this mixture to a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the sliced bitter gourd till light golden brown. Drain the oil and toss the biter gourd into the coconut and curd mixture.

In the same oil Splutter mustard and add green chilly, curry leaves and sliced onions and sauté till the onions turn golden brown. Pour this over the bitter gourd mixture.

Serve as a side dish with rice.